Cats Manipulated for Allergy Free Use

So it may be hard to get your cat cloned. We reported this week that a company promising to do that went out of business. However, you still have a chance for a genetically improved cat. An Idaho company claims it can breed cats that do not cause an allergic reaction in people. The company claims that it has changed the protein that causes some people to sneeze, itch or get teary-eyed. You may still get teary-eyed when you see the price: $4,000.

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So it may be hard to get your cat cloned. We reported this week that a company promising to do that went out of business. However, you still have a chance for a genetically-improved cat. An Idaho company claims it can breed cats that do not cause an allergic reaction in people. The company says it has changed a protein that causes some people to sneeze, itch, or get teary-eyed. You may still get teary-eyed when you see the price, though, $4,000.

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